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What will Lionel Messi do next?

Published: September 13, 2017

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Imagine you’re Barcelona’s star, a legend with an expiring contract in 2018. With that power comes a lot of pressure and while his next move appears clear-cut, Tuesday’s win vs


Vindication for Conte?

Published: August 21, 2017

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Under-fire Chelsea boss Antonio Conte got it right in Sunday’s win at Spurs. PLUS: Neymar’s home debut in Ligue 1 was an event to remember and Barcelona’s president is facing some serious pressure. Marcotti’s Musings »


What was Ronaldo thinking?

Published: August 14, 2017

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Super Cup dismissal was stupid, but showed he’s human. Plus: Nemanja Matic might well be a game-changer for Man United and Neymar’s Ligue 1 debut went as well as you’d expect. Marcotti’s Musings »


Neymar’s move: The fallout

Published: August 3, 2017

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What impact does Neymar’s record transfer have on the parties involved? Barcelona should not panic, while PSG must get the most from their new star. Meanwhile, the man himself must rise to his own challenge


Clasico defined by uncertainty

Published: July 29, 2017

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It’s rare to see big clubs in flux, but Barcelona and Real Madrid are struggling. With uncertainty over the futures of star players Neymar and Gareth Bale, it should make for a fun Clasico in Miami


Sagas don’t prove ‘player power’

Published: June 20, 2017

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When it comes to ongoing transfer storylines, players are not all-powerful. Whether it’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Gianluigi Donnarumma or Marco Verratti, control remains largely with the clubs, as well as agents


Uphill battle for Russia 2018

Published: June 14, 2017

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The 2018 World Cup is just a year away, but the mood is not one of excitement. There’s concern for football’s biggest tournament, and while Russia faces a tough challenge to change that perception, it is possible


Who can topple Real Madrid?

Published: June 8, 2017

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With three Champions League wins in four seasons. Real Madrid are a dynasty. Of their major rivals around Europe, who can possibly topple them?


Arsenal’s pendulum swings again

Published: May 29, 2017

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What does Arsenal’s FA Cup victory mean for the future of Arsene Wenger?


Mourinho spins Man United’s season

Published: May 26, 2017

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Does a Europa League crown make Manchester United’s season a success? Jose Mourinho may be coy about a campaign in which he won three trophies, but the reality is that there is still much work to be done. Gab Marcotti »


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